Scrapper's Crave
 

This week, I was working with a friend on her Wedding Guestbook... And She wanted to add a key to one of her pages... I decided to paint an old key with acrylic paint and added cardstock cut to size...with handwritten word. And it turned out lovely... you can try this with your beautiful junk too!

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I managed to finish a memory booklet for mum and dad's old travel photos and have found out that its not so difficult incorporting everyday things into it...

 

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Above, booklet entitled "Our Great Adventures"... for mum and dad's travel photos...

Below, is the use of Tim Holtz fragments attached to a paperclip with glossy ac

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 Above, what other scrapbookers commonly add as embellishments... Safety pins! to attach memorabilia.

Below, I added a Euro coin, it was a souvenir given to me by a teacher many years ago... Also, added a broken chain...



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Part on the broken chain was also added to the first page of the booklet...

So there you have it... using recyclables and everyday materials!



 
 
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:Beautiful Junk:

I've been collecting some recyclable materials, like boxes and large plastic cups past month... also collecting other materials others would call 'junk' along the way... Ive also been keeping at hand my late father's metal scraps which was so much fun discovering...

After visiting much scrapbook blogs... Im inspired to make something out of the nothings I've seen... like everyday things around the house...

You know, its so easy to buy gorgeous amounts of scrapbooking supplies... but then again... where's the 'scrap' in Scrapbooking... we need to revisit that... and really see how recycling can be incorporated, so that we help heal Earth as we scrapbook...

These non- traditional items add interest and history to our projects... They can even be altered...and mixed with other scrapbooking mediums to give it a new 'lift'...

I'm looking forward to see what can be done with all this beautiful junk...and I can't wait!

So go ahead...scrap to your heart's desires...

 



 
 

I got really inspired after reading Tim Holtz Distressables 2... He's got one of the best works and ideas ever...

Well anyway...Tim holtz makes his mini albums from folders sewn together... I took this idea and used cardstock instead...

What I did was cut a 12 by 12 cardstock into 3 strips measuring 4 by 12 inches. Next, I place them n top of each other and fold them to get a centre line. Finally I used Bazzil's scrapbooking floss to bind them together, by sewing the cardstocks up at the centre...and there you have it... a simple mini booklet that you can make and decorate...

I used my mini booklet to tell a story about my mother's childhood... so I took on a distressed and vintage look to this one...

 

 

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:Mini Memory Booklet:
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:A Special Momento:
 
 

Clearing away the old to make room for the new is definitely okay... its great cause for one thing my sister does it when she's stressed... and I actually found something nice in her bin on Saturday that I thought was still good...(i believe) it just needed a makeover...

It was a mirror previously bought from Ikea...and she had painted it with floral designs... it was beautiful... My sister & a relative I recently met up with inspired me to work on this one...

You know how sometimes in life...we get so caught up...right in the middle of everything...I feel thats pretty much where my sister is at right now... and maybe she's so lost, that she can't see Herself in the mirror....on the other hand, a relative has a current liking for locks, which really got me inspired...

Its little things like this that can give rise to a great big flow of creative juices... Scrapbooking is linking alot of events that has happened or is happening  in your life... and that is why we have to think a little deeper into our layout...

 

 

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I gave the mirror a good wash and hung it to dry...
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After much work, this is the final product...
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:my little journalling:
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:Tim Holtz AdageTtickets:
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:distressing, stamping, embossing:
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:Prima stamps & Dew Drops:
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:Making Memories Pebble Key on Altered Flowers:
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:Birds fly free:
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:Tim Holtz Fragments: